‘Ban on Contract Poultry Farming will benefit 10k farmers’

SRINAGAR: The government Thursday claimed that ban on Contract Poultry Farming will benefit more than 10,000 local poultry farmers in the state.
This was disclosed by Minister of State for Animal and Sheep Husbandry Nazir Ahmad Gurezi while meeting several deputations including All J&K Poultry Farmers Association here.
Gurezi also said in order to make Jammu and Kashmir will become self sufficient in production of milk, mutton and poultry birds the state government is continuously working to promote dairy farms in the state.
The minister said that the government has initiated several flagship programmes with the aim to upgrade the living standard of the people especially the famers and the weaker sections of the society.
He said that the government under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is committed to provide basic amenities to the people of all the three regions of the State.
These deputations apprised him about their individual and collective problems. The Minister gave them a patient hearing and assured that their genuine demands will be looked into.
The All J&K Poultry Farmers Association, headed by BS Jamwal with its members included Mohan Singh, Ghulam Mohammad and Bashir Ahmad demanded for ban on Contract Poultry Farming in the State.
Gurezi gave assured them that no permission will be allowed for Contract Poultry Farming in the state.